Hill's Science Diet Adult Optimal Care Chicken Recipe Dry Cat Food

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Nourish your cat from the inside out with Hill’s Science Diet Adult Optimal Care Chicken Recipe Dry Cat Food. Precisely balanced with an exclusive blend of nutrients, this special formula enriches his skin and coat while supporting a healthy immune system. And with natural, high-quality ingredients that are free from artificial flavors, the result is an easy-to-digest diet that your cat will love—and you’ll love how the superior proteins promote a healthy weight.

Key Benefits

  • Exclusive blend of omega-6 fatty acids and other nutrients nourish your cat’s skin and coat.
  • Clinically proven antioxidant blend with vitamins C and vitamins E to help support a healthy immune system.
  • Natural, high quality, easy-to-digest ingredient with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives for a flavorful, nutritious meal.
  • Taurine and controlled levels of phosphorus promote healthy vital organs, including the heart and kidneys.
  • High-quality proteins help promote a healthy weight.

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Nutritional Info


  1. Chicken, Whole Grain Wheat, Corn Gluten Meal, Pork Fat, Chicken Meal, Dried Beet Pulp, Brown Rice, Chicken Liver Flavor, Calcium Sulfate, Lactic Acid, Potassium Chloride, Fish Oil, Soybean Oil, Iodized Salt, Choline Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Taurine, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Oat Fiber, Mixed Tocopherols for Freshness, Natural Flavors, Beta-Carotene, Apples, Broccoli, Carrots, Cranberries, Green Peas.

Caloric Content

  1. 504 kcal/cup
Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 31.0% min
Crude Fat 19.0% min
Crude Fiber 3.5% max
Vitamin C 85 mg/kg min
Vitamin E 500 IU/kg min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids 2.5% min

Feeding Instructions

Adjust feeding amounts as necessary to maintain optimal weight. If you are unsure, ask your veterinarian. New to this food? Mix increasing amounts of your pets new food with decreasing amounts of the old food over a 7-day period. Keep fresh water available at all times! Your pets nutritional needs may change as they age. Ask your vet at every checkup. Science Diet is available in a wide variety of dry and canned foods for your pets unique needs.

Transition Instructions

A gradual transition to a new pet food is important to avoid digestive upset. To transition, mix your pet’s current food with the new food. Over 7 days, gradually decrease the amount of the current pet food while increasing the amount of new pet food.

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Vets' #1 Choice

Vets' #1 Choice to Feed Their Own Pets

More than anyone, veterinarians know a healthy cat food when they see one. That's why they give Hill's Science Diet to their own cats more than any other brand. Hill's works with pet nutritionists to develop recipes with the best cat food standards in mind. These recipes are designed to keep your feline family member healthy and strong so she can enjoy more moments of purring and playing.

The Science Behind Happy

With over 220 veterinarians, Ph.D. nutritionists and food scientists working every day around the world, Hill's is able to create new products and improve existing ones that help your pet live a long, healthy and full life. They pride themselves on wholesome ingredients, precise nutrition and high-quality standards in pet food because they know firsthand that when your cat is healthier, she's happier too.

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Natural Recipes Made in the USA

Natural Recipes Made in the USA

Hill's is proudly made in the USA with only high-quality protein. Real chicken, lamb or salmon is the first ingredient, along with other natural ingredients sourced from North America, Europe and New Zealand-all free of artificial colors, flavors and preservatives.

Fresh, Whole Food Ingredients

Hill's uses high-quality ingredients to provide the proper balance of essential nutrients for optimal health. Guided by evidence-based research, Hill's formulas are precisely balanced to meet each pet's specific life-stage, size or special needs.



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About Hill's Pet Nutrition

For more than 70 years, Hill's Pet Nutrition has helped enrich and lengthen the special relationship between people and their pets by putting their passion for balanced pet nutrition into everything they do. With a dedicated team of veterinarians and pet nutritionists involved in the development of all their products, Hill's is able to ensure high-quality pet food to help all pets live a happy and healthy life.

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  • Kitty loves it!

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    Very happy with this food. We adopted a 1yo male cat who we had been feeding friskies indoor food. After a few weeks he started having diarrhea and littler box problems. I switched to this and after the first few days I saw major improvements! No more little box problems. Also he is not going through food as fast as he was before. Even though this brand is pricy compared to store brands, it's worth it for a happy healthy kitty!

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    As said in my other review - My cats love Hill's Science Diet Dry Food - I don't think any cat owner can go wrong buying it - Chewy.com has it reasonably priced and, of course, it is delivered to your door. Makes life easier.

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  • Our 4 Tabby Cats Love It

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    Once our four tabbies turned one (siblings), we transitioned them from the Hill's kitten dry food to this. They love it and we were very pleased as well. Their coats are very healthy and shiny too!

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    My cat likes this food and the local Humane Society feeds their cats Hills so it must be good stuff.

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  • The boys don't like it

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    I don't know why? Have used SD for all my cats. Used kitten food for them when they were kittens. Use SD Oral and Urinary which they like.

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  • Good Stuff

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    I have always used Science Diet products. Both the cats and dogs have shiny, thick coats and they all love the food. My first vet recommended it and I continue to use it.

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  • Love this product

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    This is the only cat food that my cat will eat. She loves it. I am happy.

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  • My cats love this food!

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    My vet has been after me to switch my cats over to Science Diet for awhile now. I was worried that they might not like it but decided to give it a go. My cats love this food! They eat less of it than their old grocery store food and they are thriving on it. It is packed with everything they need and it shows. They eat less of it than their old food.They don't need to eat so much because there is more nutrition per ounce than their old food. They are slimming down but it is all lean muscle now, not fat cats! Their coats are shiny and soft. They are the perfect picture of health now. They play more too. I'm so glad I took my vet's advice. It is really paying off. My vet will be so pleased!

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  • Cats eat around it

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    I started to change over to this from the one we used for years, mixing it half and half. The cats eat around it and leave behind only the Hill's. Although this was recommended as better for the cats, the calorie count and fat percentage are far lower in the other brand. The moisture content of this product is low, too, which isn't healthy for one of our cats.

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  • Best food!

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    This is the only dry food my cats love & they're so healthy!! Highly recommend.

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